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The Sound Board #37: Re: 2013, We Gonna Walk and Not Look Back

Daft Fiction

Not playing at your house.

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is manned by Prof. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy navigating and Widgett Walls serving as head speedbump.

This episode’s central topic is: 2013. What did we learn, if anything at all? We also talk new albums, Coachella, OutKast, the loss of Lou Reed, Phil Everly & others, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, plus our usual dipping into litigation hell.

Also, this is very late going up and you can blame Widge.

[Editor’s note: Widge did actually type that bit. Like last time.]

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:36+00:00 February 14th, 2014|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #34: Your Scapegoat Finally Gets a Word In

Elvis Hips Censored

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is helmed by Prof. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy providing backup and Widgett on hand because every podcast needs a guy wearing an alarm clock around his neck.

This episode’s central topic is: remember the good old days when music and musical shenanigans could shock you? Yeah, us neither. We also discuss: new albums coming; festival lineups; mourning the losses of George Jones, Phil Ramone and Storm Thorgerson; music helping out with the situation in Boston; your Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bitchfest update and more.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:27:50+00:00 May 11th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|2 Comments

The Sound Board #32: Everybody Wants to Rule the Release Schedule For the World

Real Genius: Popcorn Storm

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is run by Prof. Tuffley, stars Rob Levy and co-stars Widgett as the Beaver.

This episode’s central topic is: the international release schedule. Why hasn’t the industry figured out to just give the people what they want in a timely fashion? We explore it. Also, we look forward to 2013 and backward to our favorites from 2012. There’s also a method for using Coachella to figure out the upcoming new release schedule. We also say goodbye to Dave Brubeck, discuss the retro futurism of Amazon’s Auto Rip, wonder what Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor are getting up to, ponder the return to music of Justin Timberlake, ponder what the hell this Beyonce lip sync thing is all about, marvel at how Jonathan Coulton is kicking Glee‘s arse, and congratulate Adele for selling even more albums.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:28:25+00:00 January 29th, 2013|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

DragonCon 2012: The Top Gear Panel

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May from Top Gear

Recorded at DragonCon 2012, this panel from the British Media track finds Tuffley joining forces with John Rabon to discuss everyone’s favorite motoring show from across the pond: Top Gear. From the cars to the hijinks by the guys to recounting favorite episodes to the reasons behind some changes in the show. It’s all covered here with the usual sound quality you’ve come to expect from recording stuff live without a net in front of a live studio audience.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:28:34+00:00 January 1st, 2013|Podcasts|0 Comments

The Sound Board #30: Kickstart Out the Jams, Hasenfeffer!

Amanda Palmer on Kickstarter

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode stars Prof. Tuffley in the chair with Rob Levy in the sidecar working the turret and Widge being dragged behind as always.

This episode’s central topic is…Kickstarter. Is it the future? Is it already on its way to being the past? Should we fear it, embrace it, or simply buy it a latte and remain friends? Plus: a discussion of upcoming festivals.

We also discuss the loss of MCA, Donna Summer, Bob Welch and Robin Gibb.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:31:15+00:00 June 23rd, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #27: I’m All Out of Love and I’m Making a T-Shirt To Further Express This

Sad T-Shirt

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by Prof. Tuffley, assisted by Dr. Rob Levy and Widge is in the sidecar.

This episode’s central topic is…television shows about music. We’re talking of the Soul Train, American Bandstand, Top of the Pops vein. They slowly but surely disappeared from our television screens. How and why? Before we get there, though, we also explore: Disney vs. Joy Division, Newt Gingrinch vs. Survivor, Capitol Music vs. ReDigi (the used digital music store), the Oscars vs. common sense, the Sasquatch music festival (aka Sasquatch vs. The Sound Board’s budget and travel plans), Metallica’s music festival, Ben Folds Five returns, so does 2 Live Crew, and M.I.A. vs. Madonna. Plus: remembering Etta James, Don Cornelius and Johnny Otis. And also we throw in a Valentine’s Day addendum for music for both love and anti-love.

Editor’s Note: this episode was recorded before the sad news about Whitney Houston.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:33:13+00:00 February 13th, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|1 Comment

The Sound Board #24: Crazy, Am I?

Colin Clive from Frankenstein

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode is hosted by Prof. Tuffley with support from Dr. Rob Levy and Widgett Walls.

This episode’s central topic are musical mad geniuses, and it basically splits into two types: crazy like a fox and just plain batshit crazy. And some are both. We also discuss the demise of R.E.M., the mad dash to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, fun and games and Spotify (and Rob’s new addiction), and the loss of Steve Jobs. We also try to make sense of what it all means.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:36:01+00:00 October 24th, 2011|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #15: Tis the Season For That Thing and the Stuff

Killer Santa

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode is hosted by Prof. J.M. Tuffley with Dr. Rob Levy and Widgett Walls attending.

This episode’s central topic is twofold: the best of 2010 and also alternate Christmas music. Also discussed: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees; Disco!; Captain Beefheart RIP; Local Community Radio Act of 2009; Fun with Radio; Christmas Songs; “The great villain of Christmas music!”; Rob-Palooza!; Cee-Lo Green; Janelle Monae; Arcade Fire; The National and more.

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Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.

Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:45:06+00:00 December 24th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #12: The Album is Dead, Long Live the Album

Needcoffee podcasting

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode is hosted by Dr. J.M. Tuffley with Prof. Rob Levy and Widgett Walls in attendance.

This episode’s central topic is the album. Is it dead? If so, who killed it? If not, why not? What is the difference between a good album and a concept album? And what are some albums that we consider to be shining examples of, well, albums?

Other topics include new releases, David Gilmour meets The Orb, Cee-Lo’s latest single, Klaxons and No Age, WTF is up with Lauryn Hill, the latest on Wyclef and more.

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Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:48:38+00:00 September 17th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The WGA Strike: Is the Nightmare Over?

Is Our TV Coming Back?It appears to be just about a done deal–as the Writers Guild of America have theoretically come to terms with the AMPTP (AKA: the major studios and producers). The agreed upon terms are coming to a vote to the union at large on Tuesday. That means if the union votes the new settlement in, the writers would go back to work on Wednesday.

But, dear reader, what does this mean for you? Will Scrubs get a proper finale? When is 24 coming back? And will I finally post something about a television show that doesn’t air in the UK?

Some of your answers are coming after the break….

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By | 2017-09-24T23:21:55+00:00 February 11th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments